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Tuesday, October 14, 2003
SUNCOAST OBITUARIES

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

This list is compiled from the
regional editions of the St. Petersburg Times.

Citrus| Hernando | Hillsborough | Pasco
North Pinellas | South Pinellas

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  • BARBER, ALBERT, 90, of Hernando, died Saturday (Oct. 11, 2003) in Hernando. Born in Greensburg, Pa., he came here in 1990 from Waltham, Mass. He was a retired plant manager for B.F. Goodrich, Watertown, Mass. with 35 years of service. He was a member of the Citrus Hills Golf & Country Club and St. Scholastic Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Esther J.; six sons, Peter, Marlboro, Mass., David, Wayland, Mass., Dr. Alfred Barber, Camden, N.C., Robert, Milton, Mass., Steven, Millis, Mass., and Paul, Alpena, Mich.; four daughters, Carol Stolzenbach, Milton, Judy Hunt, Cape Cod, Mass., Mary Wells, Linn, Ore., and Susan Carestia, Norwell, Mass.; a sister, Mary Poutasse, Falmouth, Maine; many nephews and nieces; 21 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Fero Funeral Home With Crematory, Beverly Hills.
  • CLAYBORN, EARNIE LEE, 57, of Inverness, died Thursday (Oct. 9, 2003) in Summerfield. Born in Clementsville, Ky., he came here in 1973 from Indianapolis. He was an automotive mechanic and a member of the New Testament Baptist Church of Inverness. Survivors include his wife, Sharon (Hanft); a daughter, Cheryl Ann Hurlburt, Cleveland; his mother, Lena Tingle, Inverness; two brothers, Clifton H., Inverness, and Thomas W., Muncie, Ind.; two sisters, Judy Justice, Beverly Hills, and Barbara Kemp, Houston; and a granddaughter. Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness.
  • FISHER, FAYE BUCKLEY, 85, of Homosassa, died Friday (Oct. 3, 2003) in Homosassa after a long illness. She was a longtime resident of her native Key West and came here in 2002. She retired from the Monroe County Sheriff Office and was a member of St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, James Stewart Jr., Homosassa, and Michael E. Stewart, Hayesville, N.C.; a niece, Jeannie Shiffbauer, Gainesville; two grandsons, Michael E. Stewart Jr. and David B. Stewart, both of Tampa; and three great-granddaughters. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness.
  • FRANKELL, ELEANOR K., 83, of Inverness, died Saturday (Oct. 11, 2003) at home under the care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Wilmette, Ill., she came to Florida in 1981 from Des Plaines, Ill. She was a homemaker and was a member of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church and the Point O'Wood Country Club. Survivors include two daughters, Judy Crawford, Inverness, and Carol Kenney, Arlington Heights, Ill.; two sisters, Leota McGinn, Englewood, and Arlene Hauth, Arlington Heights; and three grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.
  • KING, MAE M., 92, of Homosassa, died Sunday (Oct. 12, 2003) at home. Born in London, Ky., she came here in 1973 from Hamilton, Ohio. She was a defense plant worker during World War II, was a machinist for Pillsbury and was a homemaker. She was Baptist. Survivors include her son, Earl, and a daughter, Dolores Mitchell, both of Homosassa; five grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
  • LINDSEY, EDWARD HERBERT, 79, of Inverness, died Saturday (Oct. 11, 2003) at home under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Born in New Castle, Pa., he came to Citrus County in 1978 from Miami. He was a retired electrician with the Federal Aviation Administration with 25 years of service in Miami. He was a veteran of the Army, Navy and Air Force. He retired from the Air Force Reserves. He served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Inverness, the New Castle Masonic Lodge (50-year member), Scottish Rite-Valley of Ocala, Egypt Shrine Temple and Citrus Shrine Club. He was a life member of Suncoast DAV and Non-Commissioned Officers Association. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Clara O.; a daughter, Janice K. Harben, Lawrenceville, Ga.; a son, Richard, Dallas; several nieces and nephews; and three grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.
  • RIVERA, ANGELA, 95, of Beverly Hills, died Thursday (Oct. 9, 2003) in Beverly Hills. Born in Venezuela, she came here in 1977 from New York City. She was a law firm secretary. She was a member of the Beverly Hills Italian-American Club and Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Survivors include two sisters, Aida Miceli, New Port Richey, and Anna Plasencia, Bevelry Hills; a brother, Peter Bertoni, Friendswood, Texas; and three generations of nieces and nephews. Hooper Funeral Homes, Beverly Hills.
  • SHELDON, JAMES D., 64, of Lecanto, died Saturday (Oct. 11, 2003) in Inverness. He came here eight years ago from his native Garden City, N.Y. He was a juvenile probation officer and volunteered at the Ted Williams Museum. Survivors include his son, Eric Blair Sheldon, Gaithersburg, Md.; a daughter, Jessica Sheldon, Paisley; and a brother, John, Lecanto. Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness.
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  • EDWARDS, THOMAS G., 89, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (Oct. 1, 2003) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Brooksville. Born in Atlanta City, N.J., he came here in 1960 from Rochester, N.Y. and was a retired insurance agent. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a member of the New Port Richey Elks. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Vivian; a son, Terrence, Kansas; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Brooksville.
  • GAMBRELL, LYNDA M., 57, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday (Oct. 8, 2003) at Brooksville Regional Hospital. She was born in Detroit, came here 30 years ago and was a certified nursing assistant for Always Care Nursing Care and Services. She was Catholic. Survivors include her husband, Bill; a daughter, Erin Gambrell, Spring Hill; and several cousins. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.
  • GIBSON, LAURA M., 82, of Spring Hill, died Thursday (Oct. 9, 2003) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. She was born in Philadelphia and came here in 1996. She was Catholic. Survivors include her daughter, Alice M. Dade, Spring Hill; two sons, Frank L. Troutt and Charles A. Gibson, both of Philadelphia; two sisters, Ella Banks, California, and Julia Moore, Philadelphia; numerous nieces and nephews; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Spring Hill.
  • HOLLOWELL, EDNA M., 80, of Brooksville, died Sunday (Oct. 12, 2003) in Brooksville. She came to Florida 26 years ago from her native Youngstown, Ohio. She was a homemaker and was a member of the High Point Golf Club and Mariner United Methodist Church. Survivors include four sons, James E., Petersburg, Ohio, John C. Holland, Youngstown, William R. Holland, Brooksville, and David B. Holland, Mims. Turner Funeral & Cremation Center, Spring Hill.
  • HUNTER, DONALD L., 73, of Spring Hill, died Monday (Sept. 29, 2003) at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill. Born in Detroit, he came here in 1993 from Irvine, Calif. and was a retired engineer employed by Union Bank. He was a Marine Corps veteran of 20 years and was a member of the Timber Pines Golf Club. He was Catholic. Survivors include his daughter, Renee Matako, Riverside, Calif. Wellwood/Grace Funeral Home & Cemetery, Hudson.
  • WILSON, MONFREY H."MONT," 87, died Thursday (Oct. 9, 2003) in Brooksville. He was born in Cleveland. He was a retired machinist employed with Adamson United with 28 years of service. He was an Army veteran of World War II and decorated with the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, serving at Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe and Sicily. He was a charter member of the Mariner United Methodist Church. Survivors include his stepson, Nolan Foy, Wadsworth, Ohio; two stepdaughters, Dottie Urich-Jamieson, Akron, Ohio, and Wilma Baker, Wadsworth; a sister, Nell Filhour, Canal Fulton, Ohio; numerous nieces and nephews. Cox Funeral Home, Barberton, Ohio.
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  • ALMERICO, ANTONIA CONIGLIO, 88, of Tampa, died Friday (Oct. 10, 2003) at home. Born in Ybor City, she worked in a hat shop on Seventh Avenue in Ybor. Survivors include two daughters, Celeste and Harriet Almerico; four grandchildren, Gabrielle Ayala, Jessica Rodriguez, Jesse Rodriguez and Jason Almerico; and two great-grandchildren. Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • COOPER, DONALD L., 72, of Hudson, formerly of Tampa, died Saturday (Oct. 11, 2003) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Winter Haven, he moved to Hudson in 1968 from Tampa. He was a concrete truck driver and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Church of God in Hudson and volunteered at the Church of God Food Bank. Survivors include three sons, Derick, Scott and Jason, all of Hudson; three brothers, Walter, Lake Panasofkee, Billy, Tampa, and David, Polk City; two sisters, Gladys Granger, Plant City, and Dorothy Hayes, Alaska; and four grandchildren. Preferred Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.
  • CUERVO, JERRY, 75, of Largo, formerly of Tampa, died Wednesday (Oct. 8, 2003) at Largo Medical Center. He moved to Largo in the late 1960s from his native Tampa, where he retired as a teacher and physical education coach for Hillsborough County Schools. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Orie; a daughter, Aneta; his mother, Angeles Cuervo, Largo; and four grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Serenity Gardens Chapel, Largo.
  • DRUMMONDS, ROBERT W., 48, of Spring Hill, formerly of Tampa, died Friday (Oct. 10, 2003) at home. Born in Middlesboro, Ky., he moved to Spring Hill five years ago from Tampa. He was a landscaper and was Southern Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Florence V. "Vicki," Columbus, Ohio; two sons, William Dakota "Cody" and Bradley Warren, both of Columbus; a daughter, Medea Drummonds Ransom, North Carolina; his mother, Lois "Jill" Grossman, Spring Hill; two sisters, Kathryn Faye Engel, Dundee, Mich., and Jill Larea Drummonds, New Tazewell, Tenn.; and three half-sisters, Bessie Coker, Monroe, Mich., and Rosa Keck and Arlee Maples, both of New Tazewell. Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill.
  • DRYDEN-STEINACKER, ROBERTA A., 54, of Tampa, died Friday (Oct. 10, 2003) at home. Born in Fort Hood, Texas, she moved here in 1963 from Paris. She worked at Infinity of Tampa, and previously at Bay Cadillac and Tampa Volvo. Survivors include her husband, Ted; a son, Austin Dryden, Atlanta; her mother, Theresa Steinacker, two brothers, Ross and Randee Steinacker, and a sister, Nancy Thorp, all of Tampa. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, South Tampa Chapel.
  • FAUNTLEROY, JIM, 88, of Valrico, died Saturday (Oct. 11, 2003) at LifePath Hospice House, Sun City Center. Born in Kings County, Va., he moved here several years ago. He was a retired mail carrier; and was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers and the National Association of Retired federal Employees, Strawberry Chapter. Survivors include a son, Monroe Fauntleroy, Temple Terrace; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
  • GRECO, ALICE, 84, of Tampa, died Sunday (Oct. 12, 2003). A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, she was a floral designer. Survivors include three daughters, Norma King, Carmen Toro and Sylvia Hastings; a son, Carl Greco; seven grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa.
  • HAYNES, LISHA, 43, of Ruskin, died Thursday (Oct. 9, 2003) at home. Born in Springfield, Ill., she moved here in 1981 from Petersburg, Ill. Survivors include her husband, Steven; a daughter, Cassandra Haynes, and two sons, Steven Eugene Haynes and Jeffrey Daniel Ray, all of Ruskin; mother, Robblee Martin, Petersburg; two brothers, Danny and Jeff Martin; a sister, Christine Barbie; and a grandson. Lewers Funeral Home, Ruskin.
  • HIMER, MELANIE G., 56, of Tampa, died Saturday (Oct. 11, 2003) at home. Born in New York City, she moved here in 1985 from Rochester, N.Y. She was formerly employed at Ace Hardware in Town 'N Country and was a ballet dance teacher for 10 years in Long Island, N.Y. She was a member of Incarnation Catholic Church, where she was a volunteer. Survivors include her husband, Jack, a son, Shawn, and a daughter, Hilary, all of Tampa; and three sisters, Karen Ramnath, Brentwood, N.Y., Kathy Mannino, Medford, Ore., and Christine Brooks, Emmyville, N.Y. Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Miguel Fuentes Memorial Chapel, Tampa.
  • LARCOM, JOAN WESTMORELAND, 68, of Tampa, died Monday (Oct. 13, 2003). Survivors include a son, Scott Rennick, Mango; a daughter, Pam Smith, Tampa; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Blount & Curry Funeral Home, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.
  • LOYD, SAMUEL CORNEL III, 16, of Plant City, died Thursday (Oct. 9, 2003) in Lakeland. Born in Tampa, he was a lifelong resident of the area. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Tina Loyd and Lawrence Gay, his father, Samuel Cornel Loyd II, and a brother, Jessy Smith, all of Plant City; maternal grandparents, Donald and Betty Smith, Plant City, and Betty Brown and Earl Smith, Valrico; paternal grandmother, Jewel Loyd, Plant City; and great-grandparents, Winnie Reeves, Lithia, and Willie and Odessa Smith, Plant City. Hopewell Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, Plant City.
  • MANEE, HARRY ROGERS JR., 73, of Plant City, died Saturday (Oct. 11, 2003). A lifelong resident of Plant City, he was a graduate of Plant City High School and the University of Florida, where he got a degree in agriculture. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and served in the Army Reserves for 20 years, retiring with the rank of major. He worked in the sales department with Kaman Industrial, was a member of TROA and was a member of First Baptist Church of Plant City. He was also a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Walden Lake Golf and Country Club and the Lone Palm Golf Club. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Bettye Jean; a son, Michael Wayne "Mike" Manee, Tarpon Springs; a daughter, Merideth Newman, Tampa; a brother, Robert Manee, Plant City; and two grandsons. Hopewell Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, Plant City.
  • OSORIO, ROBERTO M. SR., 88, of Tampa, died Friday (Oct. 10, 2003). Survivors include four sons, Roberto Osorio Jr., Jesus M. Osorio, Ricardo C. Osorio and Aquiles Osorio; three daughters, Constanza "Connie" Kostic, Rose Harris and Julia Leitao; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Garden of Memories Funeral Home & Cemetery, Tampa.
  • PEREZ, LARUE McDANIEL, 81, of New Site, Ala., formerly of Tampa, died Saturday (Oct. 11, 2003) at Russell Medical Center. Born in Alabama, she lived in Tampa from 1946 until 1988. She was a member of New Site United Methodist Church, the New Site Senior Citizens Group and the Seeker Bible study group. She was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a Pink Lady Volunteer at Lakeshore Community Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Anthony "Tony"; a daughter, Nancy Birkmaier, Gainesville; a sister, LaRosser Kinman, New Site; and two grandchildren. Radney Funeral Home, Alexander City, Ala.
  • PRICHER, WINSTON F., 81, of Tampa, died Saturday (Oct. 11, 2003). He was an Army veteran of World War II, retired from the Tampa Police Department in 1976 and was a member of Temple Heights Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; two daughters, Carol Diane Parker and Ina Joyce Wilson; two sons, Dale and Neal Roland Pricher; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Garden of Memories Funeral Home & Cemetery, Tampa.
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  • CARALLA, MICHAEL JOSEPH SR., 83, of Clearwater and formerly of New Port Richey, died Monday (Oct. 6, 2003) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in Geneva, N.Y., and came to New Port Richey in 1990 from Riverdale, N.J. He retired as vice-president and general manager of Crane Rentals and Construction Co. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Paradise American Legion Post 79. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Stephen, Clearwater, and Michael J. Caralla Jr., Ridgefield Park, N.J.; two daughters, Nancy C. Caralla, Spring Hill, and Dolores Labita, Hendersonville, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandsons. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
  • COOPER, DONALD L., 72, of Hudson, formerly of Tampa, died Saturday (Oct. 11, 2003) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Winter Haven, he came here in 1968 from Tampa. He was a concrete truck driver and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Church of God in Hudson and volunteered at the Church of God Food Bank. Survivors include three sons, Derick, Scott and Jason, all of Hudson; three brothers, Walter, Lake Panasoffkee; Billy, Tampa; and David, Polk City; two sisters, Gladys Granger, Plant City, and Dorothy Hayes, Alaska; and four grandchildren. Preferred Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.
  • HARRIS, BRYON K., 38, of Dade City, died Wednesday (Oct. 8, 2003) at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa. He was born in Brooksville, and was a lifelong resident of this area. He was employed by the Hillsborough County School District in the Safety Department. He was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Dade City. Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Charlotte; two daughters, Nichole Harris and OliviyaHarris, his parents, James and Peggy Harris, all of Dade City; three brothers, Doug and Greg, both of Dade City, and Alex Triplett, Floral City; a sister, Lisa Triplett, Ohio; and grandmothers, Grace Marsh, Lake Panasoffkee, and Eva Harris, Lacoochee. Hodges Family Funeral Home, Dade City.
  • KUHN, WILLIAM M. "BILL," 76, of Port Richey, died Saturday (Oct. 11, 2003) at Tandem Health Care of New Port Richey. He came here in 1958 from his native Baltimore. He was employed in the automotive finance industry. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his 51 wife of years, Virginia; two daughters, Jacquelyn Collings and Darlene Morris, Tampa; a sister, Mary Pierce, Baltimore; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. North/Meadowlawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, New Port Richey.
  • LONIGAN, LAWRENCE T., 78, of New Port Richey, died Monday (Oct. 13, 2003) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. Born in Bronx, N.Y., he came here 17 years ago from Seldon, N.Y. He was a Pepperidge Farms distributor and was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member and Eucharistic minister at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic CHurch. He was past president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He was a member and treasurer of the St. Vincent de Paul Society Ozonan District. He was past president of Millpond Estates, Section Two. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Father Ullrich 5869 and a fourth degree knight. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; a son, Lawrence T. Lonigan Jr., Lyndonville, N.Y.; four daughters, Marianne Lehman, Clearwater; Kathleen J. Zaverton, Kirkwood, N.Y.; Tara J. Haugli, Chittenango, N.Y.; and Patricia A. Delgado, Seldon; and 12 grandchildren. Morgan Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • McNEIL, EARL C., 85, of Port Richey, died Saturday (Oct. 11, 2003) at North Bay Hospital, New Port Richey. Born in Brockway, Pa., he came here 18 years ago from Freehold, N.J. He was a maintenance supervisor for Brockway Glass Co. He was a member, past deacon, and Sunday School director at the First Baptist Church of New Port Richey. He was a member of the Board of Directors and past president of the Volunteer Department at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. He was treasurer of the Men's Club and a member of the Board of Directors at Tanglewood Mobile Village. Survivors include his wife, Loretta J.; a daughter, Gail Plyler, Brooksville; a sister, Patricia Mulhollan, Boston, N.Y.; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
  • MILLS, JOHN LESTER "JACK," 57, of Zephyrhills, died Friday (Oct. 10, 2003) in Tampa. Born in Oneida, N.Y., he came here in 1979 from Oneida, N.Y. He owned Home Town Pools and was a supporter of the Zephyrhills Girls Softball League, Zephyrhills Little League and ZPAL Football League. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife, Linda; a son, Jamie Mills, San Antonio, Fla.; three daughters, Shawn Chase, Wampsville, N.Y., Aimee Allen and Leann Mills, both of Zephyrhills; two brothers, Donald and Dennis, and five sisters, Jeannette Lenaghen, Jennifer Hodges, Sandy Scribner, Carol Coy and Mary Jane Lanz, all of Oneida; six grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
  • REAVIS, MELVIN J., 79, of New Port Richey, died Sunday (Oct. 12, 2003) at Community Hospital of New Port Richey. Born in Valley Falls, Kan., he came here in 1956 from New York City. He retired from Florida Power. Survivors include his brother, Robert D., Nunica, Mich. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
  • SOUTHARD, DAVID RONALD, 59, of Holiday, died Sunday (Oct. 12, 2003) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital in Tarpon Springs. Born in Lignum, Va., he came here in 1999 from Culpepper, Va. He was on staff at the Silver Dollar Trap Club in Odessa for four years. Survivors include his wife, Mary Gail; a son, Shaun, Florida; a daughter, Sherry Lambert, Culpepper; two brothers, Darrell Floyd, Big Stone Gap, Va., and William Frank, Ohio; three sisters, Nina Mullins, Ohio, Barbara Southard and Pauline Stewart, both of Big Stone Gap; and two grandchildren. Preferred Funeral Alternatives, Holiday.
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    Clearwater

    • BEHRLL, ROBERT J., 86, of Clearwater, formerly of St. Petersburg and Seminole, died Friday (Oct. 10, 2003) at Morton Plant Hospital. He moved to St. Petersburg in 1975 from his native Peoria, Ill., and moved in 2001 to Clearwater. He retired as a journeyman with Central Illinois Light Co., Peoria. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pinellas Park where he served as an usher and was a member of the Knights Of Columbus Father Lopez Council. He was an avid bowler. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Dorothy L.; two sons, Robert J., Peoria, and John E., Pinellas Park; a daughter, Karen S. Pilger, Mission Viejo, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • CARALLA, MICHAEL JOSEPH SR., 83, of Clearwater, formerly of New Port Richey, died Monday (Oct. 6, 2003) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He was born in Geneva, N.Y., and moved to New Port Richey in 1990 from Riverdale, N.J. He retired as vice president and general manager of Crane Rentals and Construction Co., and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church of New Port Richey, and Paradise American Legion Post 79, New Port Richey. Survivors include two sons, Stephen, Clearwater, and Michael J. Jr., Ridgefield Park, N.J.; two daughters, Nancy C. Caralla, Spring Hill, and Dolores Labita, Hendersonville, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandsons. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • ENGLE, RACHEL, 90, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Oct. 11, 2003) at Palm Garden of Clearwater nursing home. She was born in Sterling, Kan., and came here in 1986 from Wayzata, Minn. She received a master's degree from Kansas State College, was the home furnishings editor of Farm Journal for more than 30 years, and worked two years as editorial director for the Good Ideas for Decorating magazine. She edited 15 books and was a published author. She enjoyed crafts and painting, searching for antiques and collectibles at flea markets and international travel. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Clearwater and the League of Women Voters. Survivors include her husband of 19 years, Donald L.; two stepdaughters, Kristine Linderberg, New Berlin, Wis., and Karen McVann, Minneapolis; a brother, Arthur Martens, Prairie Village, Kan.; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • GRADY, JAMES R., 73, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Oct. 12, 2003) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. He was born in Pittsburgh and came here in 1994 from Monroeville, Pa. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Jeanette; a son, James R. Jr., Clearwater; and a brother, Arthur, Chandler, Texas. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Druid Chapel, Clearwater.
    • HOCKING, GRACE A., 90, of Clearwater, died Sunday (Oct. 12, 2003) at home. She was born in Bantry, N.D., and came here in 1974 from Dover, N.J., where she was a teacher in public elementary schools for 30 years. She was an artist. She was a member of Skycrest United Methodist Church of Clearwater, Chapter BW of the PEO Sisterhood; the Creative Arts Guild, the On Top of the World Art Guild and Fu Sang Artist Guild. Survivors include a son, A. Richard Hocking, San Francisco; and a daughter, Sarah Richardson, Taunton, Mass. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • POLING, JAMES F., 52, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (Oct. 7, 2003) at Sunset Point Rehabilitation Center. He came here in 1975 from his native Dayton, Ohio. Survivors include his mother, Evelyn Davis Poling, Dayton; and a brother, Dan C., Dunedin. Clearwater Funeral Home at Belcher, Dunedin.
    • RHINE, MARY C., 87, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Oct. 11, 2003) at HarbourWood Nursing Center, Clearwater. She was born in Johnstown, Pa., and came here in 1967 from Toledo, Ohio. She formerly owned Rhine Apartments on Clearwater Beach. She was Methodist and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Toledo. Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Raymond; and a daughter, Judith N. VanScoik, Clearwater; a granddaughter; and a great-grandson. Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, Clearwater.
    • SCHLACK, ANTHONY W., 81, of Clearwater, died Friday (Oct. 10, 2003) at the home of his daughter in Clearwater under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Shenandoah, Pa., and came here in 1986 from South Plainfield, N.J., where he retired as a chemical technician. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Catholic. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Victoria T.; a daughter, Patricia A. Franciose, Clearwater; two sons, Anthony W. Jr., Easton, Pa., and Lawrence, South Plainfield; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
    • SCOTT, JEAN N., 67, of Clearwater, died Friday (Oct. 10, 2003) at home. She was born in Norwood, Mass., and came here in 1994 from Dover, N.H. She was a retired licensed practical nurse in Medford, Mass., and president of the Ranch Mobile Home Park Hobby Club in Clearwater. Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Frank; four daughters, Cathy Sheldon, Pembroke, Mass., Patricia Smith, Rochester, N.H., Linda Scott, Muscatine, Iowa, and Eileen Keddy, Medford; two sons, John McCarthy, Boston, and Frank J. Scott III, Muscatine, Iowa; a brother, Laurence W. Norman, Clearwater; a sister, Barbara Dunn, Colorado; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.

    Dunedin

    • LASH, PATRICIA L., 62, of Dunedin, died Saturday (Oct. 11, 2003) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center in New Port Richey. She was born in Elizabethtown, Pa., and came here in 1993 from Lebanon, Pa. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Richard L.; a son, Scott R., New Port Richey; her mother, Margaret Forward, Lebanon; and two sisters, Debra Shuey, Lebanon, and Paula Struphar, Annville, Pa. Abbey Affordable Cremation & Funeral Services, Largo.

    Largo

    • BIASE, ESTHER A., 89, of Largo, died Sunday (Oct. 12, 2003) at Oak Manor Nursing Center, Largo. She was born in Newark, N.J., and came here in 1969 from East Orange, N.J. She worked as a clerk for Sears, Roebuck and Co. at the former Searstown and was a teachers assistant at Ponce de Leon School, both in Clearwater. She was a member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church, the Italian American Club and the Retired Sears Employee Club, all in Clearwater, and the Biase Club in New Jersey. Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Nicholas; a son, Donald, Roseland, N.J.; a daughter, Maria Dalessandro, Albuquerque, N.M.; her caregiver, Diane Palmieri, Belleville, N.J.; and three grandchildren. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Druid Chapel, Clearwater.
    • DAY, EUGENE, 79, of Largo, died Friday (Oct. 10, 2003) at home. He was born in Bethlehem, Pa., and came here in 1980 from Panama, where he retired after 35 years as a photogrammetrist with the Department of Defense. He was a Navy Seabee veteran of World War II and Christian. Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen Day, Largo; three sons, Mark, Dunedin, Steven, Clearwater, and Douglas, Plant City; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • HOFFMAN, FRANKLIN W. SR., 99, of Largo, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Oct. 11, 2003) at home. He was born in Niles, Ohio, and came to this area in 1965 from New York City. He was a retired Salvation Army brigadier. He entered the Salvation Army School for Officers Training in Youngstown, Ohio, in 1927 and was commissioned as a lieutenant in 1928. He retired in 1965. Survivors include two daughters, Joan Miller, Lawrenceville, Ga., and Beatrice Hoffman, St. Petersburg; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • NICOL, DOROTHY B. (MOATES), 95, of Largo, died Monday (Oct. 13, 2003) at Cypress Palms Assisted Living Facility, Largo. She was born in Sydney, Australia, and came here in 1967 from South Hampton, England. She was a homemaker. As a teenager, she was a professional dancer and performed in the musical Rose Marie. She was a member of Pinehurst Country Club and a avid golfer with numerous holes-in-one. Survivors include a daughter, Angela Ceraolo, Weeki Wachee; five grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Palm Harbor Chapel.
    • SHAFFER, ORVAL J., 73, of Port Richey, formerly of Largo, died Friday (Oct. 10, 2003) at home. He was born in Newton Falls, Ohio, and moved to Port Richey in 2001 from Largo. He retired as a welder for Sharon (Pa.) Steel. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion, both of Port Richey. Survivors include two sons, Richard, Longwood, and Robert, Greensboro, N.C.; a daughter, Sandra, Largo; and four grandchildren. American Heritage Cremation Society, Clearwater.
    • SIMPSON, WILLIAM C. "WC," 70, of Largo, died Tuesday (Oct. 7, 2003) at home. He came here in 1949 from his native Harrisburg, Pa. He was a general contractor, and owned Simpson Acoustical Co., Largo. He was a National Guard veteran and Methodist. Survivors include a son, David L., Largo; a daughter, Kathleen Demarco, Charlotte, N.C.; a brother, Bud, Hernando County; a sister, Jackie Light, Jacksonville; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • TITUS, FANNIE, 82, of Largo, formerly of Pinellas Park, died Sunday (Oct. 12, 2003) at Palm Garden of Largo. She came here in 1953 from Clarksburg, W.Va. She worked as a stock clerk for Scotty's Lumber Co. She was a member of Pinellas Park Wesleyan Church. Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Schlenther, Largo, and Jan Martin, Pinellas Park; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Memorial Park Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

    Oldsmar

    • SETTLE, RICHARD T., 79, of Oldsmar, died Friday (Oct. 10, 2003) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor. He came here in 1995 from his native Syracuse, N.Y., and was a self-employed plastering contractor. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 82nd Airborne Division in Europe. Survivors include his wife, Doris; five sons, Richard, Clearwater, Bradley, Bonita Springs, Jerry, Lutz, and Jeffrey and Gregory, both of Syracuse; two sisters, Joan Walton, Arizona, and Diane Hardy, Connecticut; and seven granddaughters. International Casket and Urn Gallery, Clearwater.

    Palm Harbor

    • BOHM, ELSIE, 79, of Palm Harbor, died Sunday (Oct. 12, 2003) at Integrated Health Services of Tarpon Springs. She was born in Detroit and came here in 1995 from Saint Clare Shores, Mich. She was a homemaker and a Jehovah's Witness. Survivors include three daughters, Valerie Bohm, Palm Harbor, Karen Williams, Tarpon Springs, and Linda Hussein, Richmond, Mich.; a son, Terrence, Palmer, Alaska; a sister, Hilda Jonas, Shelby Township, Mich.; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.

    Seminole

    • GROVER, ALFRED B., 57, of Seminole, died Saturday (Oct. 11, 2003) at Bay Pines VA Medical Center. Born in Pemberton, N.J., he came here in 1980 from New Jersey. He was a Vietnam War Army veteran, and also served in Korea and Japan. He owned National Auto Service Center in Seminole. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; four sons, Bryan, Thomas, Michael and Steven, all of Florida; a daughter, Lynn, Florida; four brothers, Russell, Billy and Charles, all of Florida, and Roger, Pennsylvania; three sisters, Jeanette and Iris, both of Florida, and Peggy, New Jersey; and two grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Seminole.
    • LaGRANDE, LILLIAN V., 84, of Seminole, died Thursday (Oct. 9, 2003) at Seminole Nursing Pavilion. Born in Queens, N.Y., she came here in 1999 from Jacksonville, where she was a secretary for the federal government at the Jacksonville Naval Air Rework Facility, a department manager at Sears and secretary to the president at Campbell-Lurie Plastics. She was a member of the Embroiders Guild of America. She was Catholic and a member of her church's women's guild. Survivors include two sons, Louis LaGrande, Seminole, and Steven D. LaGrande, Winter Haven; a daughter, Kathy Bazemore, Alpharetta, Ga.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • SWEET, ALBERT H., 81, of Seminole, died Sunday (Oct. 12, 2003) at Bay Pines VA Medical Center. Born in Bellows Way, Vt., he came here in 1986 from Pinehurst, Mass. He was a graduate of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, and was a registered professional engineer in Georgia and Massachusetts. An Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, he also served in the Korean and Vietnam wars and retired as an Air Force major after 26 years. He flew bombers in all three wars. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Philippines Liberation Ribbon, Army Commendation Medal, Asian-Pacific Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Airman's Medal with 16 oak leaf clusters and the Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster. He was a member of Oakhurst United Methodist Church, Seminole; Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 234, Pinellas Park; Acacia High 12 Club of Seminole; the Vermont Club of the Suncoast of Florida; the Jolly Rodgers of the 90th Bomb Squadron; and the Retired Officers Club, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Wilda M.; a son, Thomas A., Boise, Idaho; two daughters, Marjorie E. Dinsmoor, Pinellas Park, and Juanita M. Sweet, Centerville, Mass.; a sister, Elizabeth "Betty" Bowley, Seminole; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Seminole.
    • SWITZER, JAMES ROBERT, 56, of Seminole, died Monday (Oct. 13, 2003) at Sun Coast Hospital. He was born in Indianapolis and moved here in 1953 from Bloomington, Ind. He was an automobile mechanic. He was a 1965 graduate of Seminole High School and a graduate of St. Petersburg Junior College. He was Methodist. Survivors include his mother, Gail Switzer, Seminole; and two brothers, Daniel, Bell Buckle, Tenn., and David, Seminole. E. James Reese Funeral Home and Crematory, Seminole.

    Tarpon Springs

    • SCOURTAS, FRANK T., 81, of Tarpon Springs, died Thursday (Oct. 9, 2003) at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs. He was born in Salem, Mass., and came here in 1984 from Beverly, Mass., where he retired as a vice president of a manufacturing company. He was an inventor of products for the shoe industry. He was a member of the Lions Club and a former Girl Scouts counselor. Survivors include two daughters, Judith A. Smart, New Port Richey, and Catherine Jenkins, Massachusetts; a son, Gary, Massachusetts; five brothers, George, Charlie, Jerry and John, all of Florida, and Joseph Robertson of Connecticut; a half brother, Robert Scourtas, and a half sister, Vera Scourtas; and six grandchildren. Clearwater Funeral Home at Belcher, Dunedin.

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  • North Redington Beach
  • ANDERSON, LOUISE M. (TANGUAY), 78, of North Redington Beach, formerly of Clearwater Beach, died Wednesday (Oct. 8, 2003) at home. She moved to Clearwater Beach in the early 1980s from her native Nashua, N.H., and to North Redington Beach four years ago. She was an executive secretary at Doehla Greeting Card Co. and an officer of Concentric Machine Tool Co., both in Nashua, during the 1960s. She designed and marketed her own line of jewelry in Clearwater Beach until 1990. Survivors include a son, Gary David Anderson, Deerfield, N.H.; a sister, Florence Foss, Saratoga, Calif.; four grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters. Farwell Funeral Service, Nashua, N.H.
  • Pinellas Park

    • BROWN, LEROY, 57, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (Oct. 11, 2003) at Life Path Hospice, Tampa. He moved to this area in 1960 from his native Mobile, Ala. He was a phlebotomist and was Baptist. Survivors include his mother, Ann; two brothers, Johnny and Wayne; and a sister, Margaret Hunter. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Brandon.
    • EICK, KENNETH R., 62, of the Mainlands, Pinellas Park, died Sunday (Oct. 12, 2003) at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, St. Petersburg. He moved here in 1953 from his native Chicago. He was an auditor at the state Department of Revenue and retired after 21 years of service. He was an elder in the Metropolitan Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, C. Ruth; a sister, Shirley Heramb, Chicago; and a brother, Ronald, Chicago. National Cremation Society, Largo.
    • FISHER, ROBERT DALLAS, 73, of Pinellas Park, died Saturday (Oct. 11, 2003) at St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg. He came here in 1971 from his native Knox, Ind. He was a heavy equipment mechanic and was Christian. Survivors include five daughters, Terry Cooper, Malea Johnson and Robin Downing, all of St. Petersburg, Shelley Gearhart, Port St. Lucie, and Terry Serrano, Fort Pierce; five sisters; two brothers; and 13 grandchildren. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services, St. Petersburg.
    • SEEDERS, RALPH G. SR., 80, of Pinellas Park, formerly of Gulfport, died Sunday (Oct. 12, 2003) at Tandem Health Care of St. Petersburg. He was born in Shelbyville, Ky., and moved to Pinellas Park in 1957 from Gulfport. He was a retired plumber for Wyckoff & Carr, A.D. Cypress and R. Carr Plumbing companies. He was a World War II Army veteran, a recipient of the Bronze Star and a member of the Elks. Survivors include three sons, Ralph G. Jr. and Michael, both of Pinellas Park, and Donnie, Dunedin; three daughters, Barbara Argyros, Seminole, Stella Mansfield, Madeira Beach, and Wendy Avery, Woodville, W.Va.; two sisters, Mildred Hollis, Pinellas Park, and Wilma Weiland, Kentucky; 20 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Taylor Family Funeral Home, Pinellas Park.

    St. Petersburg

    • BARDOS, PAUL L., 67, of St. Petersburg, died Friday (Oct. 10, 2003) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. He was born in Cleveland and moved here in 1977 from North Royalton, Ohio. He was a tool and die analyst for Ford Motor Co. and was a Navy veteran. He was a member of the Elks in Parma, Ohio, and the Train Collectors Association. He was Catholic. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Irene; two sons, David, Medina, Ohio, and Greg, Maui, Hawaii; a brother, Ralph, Mayfield Heights, Ohio; a sister, Barbara Tuggle, Medina; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • BEAN, S. GEYER, 95, of Clearwater, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Oct. 11, 2003) at Largo Medical Center. Born in Altoona, Pa., he came to St. Petersburg in 1925 from Erie, Pa., and graduated from St. Petersburg High School in 1927. He returned to Clearwater several years ago. He graduated from Tiffin Business University, Tiffin, Ohio. He worked with Kroger Markets and later was the founder and president of Hub Super Markets and Food Packaging, all in Ohio. He was a member of Pasadena Community Church. He was a 32nd degree Mason and recently received a 65-year service pin. He was a member of Egypt Shrine Temple. Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Bean Owens; and two grandchildren. Memorial Park Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
    • CAHANIN, WILLIAM J.E. "BUBBA," 20, of St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (Oct. 8, 2003) at home. Born in Nederland, Texas, he came here in 2001 from Orange, Texas. He enjoyed fishing. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Carolyn and Michael Dayhaw, St. Petersburg; his father, Clement Cahanin, Beaumont, Texas; a sister, Darla Filson, and a brother, Donald Cahanin, both of St. Petersburg. ALifeTribute FuneralCare, St. Petersburg.
    • CUTHBERT, WILMA S., 89, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Oct. 11, 2003) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Lincoln, Neb., she came here in 1947 from Erie, Pa. She retired in 1984 as a teacher at Northeast High School. She was a loan officer for 20 years at First Federal Savings and Loan Association. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Association and served as an officer of the Order of Eastern Star, Rainbow Court No. 22 Order of the Amaranth. She was Protestant. Survivors include a son, Robert "Rob," Bradenton; and two grandsons, Trevor and Derek, both of Bradenton. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • FINCH, ROY L., 90, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Oct. 11, 2003) at Manor Care Health Services in St. Petersburg. Born in Columbia, S.C., he came here in 1942 from North Carolina. He was a retired mechanic for the city and was a World War II Army veteran. He was an international representative for the Boy Scouts of America and a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Helen Barlow, The Woodlands, Texas, and Judy Jernigan, St. Petersburg; a brother, Alfredo Florendo, St. Petersburg; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park.
    • FOUTS, BILLIE SEXTON, 61, of St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Oct. 11, 2003) at home. She came here in 1956 from her native Nashville. She retired as a secretary for the Pinellas County Solid Waste Department and the Social Services Department of Bayfront Medical Center. She was a 1960 graduate of Northeast High School. Survivors include a son, Clifford B. Jr., St. Petersburg; a daughter, Laura Brady, St. Petersburg; two sisters, Hazel Kirby, Nashville, and Betty Sexton, St. Petersburg; and a granddaughter. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • HOLT, IONA CULLIPHER, 74, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Oct. 12, 2003) at Bayfront Medical Center. She was born in Columbia, N.C., and moved here in 1972 from Chesapeake, Va. She was a retired clerk with the Veterans Administration at Bay Pines. She was a member of Central Christian Church. Survivors include three daughters, Sharon Stoess, Simpsonville, Ky., Lynn Frederick, Dallas, and Wendy Foster, St. Petersburg; two brothers, Dennis, Kill Devil Hills, N.C., and Judson, Dallas; and seven grandchildren. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.
    • IOVTCHEV, KIRIL IVANOV, 90, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Oct. 9, 2003) at home. He moved here in 1977 from his native Bulgaria. He was a mechanical engineer and a member of the Jehovah's Witness Congregation at Cresent Lake. Survivors include a son, Alexander, St. Petersburg; and two grandsons, Kiril, Los Angeles, and George, St. Petersburg. Florida Direct Cremation and Burial Society, St. Petersburg.
    • SCHULZE, RALPH F., 75, of The Villages, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Oct. 9, 2003). He was born in Cincinnati and moved to The Villages from St. Petersburg in 1992. He was a retired production control coordinator for Honeywell Corp. He was a Marine Corps veteran and an Air Force reservist. He was a member of the 2nd Marine Division Retirees and the American Legion. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline; two sons, Reed, Largo, and Kurt, Chesapeake, Va.; a daughter, Deborah Bradshaw, Orlando; a sister, Audrey Meyer, Cincinnati; and six grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Fruitland Park.

    Seminole

    • GROVER, ALFRED B., 57, of Seminole, died Saturday (Oct. 11, 2003) at Bay Pines VA Medical Center. Born in Pemberton, N.J., he came here in 1980 from New Jersey. He was a Vietnam War Army veteran, and also served in Korea and Japan. He owned National Auto Service Center in Seminole. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; four sons, Bryan, Thomas, Michael and Steven, all of Florida; a daughter, Lynn, Florida; four brothers, Russell, Billy and Charles, all of Florida, and Roger, Pennsylvania; three sisters, Jeanette and Iris, both of Florida, and Peggy, New Jersey; and two grandchildren. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Seminole.
    • LaGRANDE, LILLIAN V., 84, of Seminole, died Thursday (Oct. 9, 2003) at Seminole Nursing Pavilion. Born in Queens, N.Y., she came here in 1999 from Jacksonville, where she was a secretary for the federal government at the Jacksonville Naval Air Rework Facility, a department manager at Sears and secretary to the president at Campbell-Lurie Plastics. She was a member of the Embroiders Guild of America. She was Catholic and a member of her church's women's guild. Survivors include two sons, Louis LaGrande, Seminole, and Steven D. LaGrande, Winter Haven; a daughter, Kathy Bazemore, Alpharetta, Ga.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. E. James Reese Funeral Home & Crematory, Seminole.
    • SWEET, ALBERT H., 81, of Seminole, died Sunday (Oct. 12, 2003) at Bay Pines VA Medical Center. Born in Bellows Way, Vt., he came here in 1986 from Pinehurst, Mass. He was a graduate of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, and was a registered professional engineer in Georgia and Massachusetts. An Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, he also served in the Korean and Vietnam wars and retired as an Air Force major after 26 years. He flew bombers in all three wars. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Philippines Liberation Ribbon, Army Commendation Medal, Asian-Pacific Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Airman's Medal with 16 oak leaf clusters and the Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster. He was a member of Oakhurst United Methodist Church, Seminole; Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 234, Pinellas Park; Acacia High 12 Club of Seminole; the Vermont Club of the Suncoast of Florida; the Jolly Rodgers of the 90th Bomb Squadron; and the Retired Officers Club, Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Wilda M.; a son, Thomas A., Boise, Idaho; two daughters, Marjorie E. Dinsmoor, Pinellas Park, and Juanita M. Sweet, Centerville, Mass.; a sister, Elizabeth "Betty" Bowley, Seminole; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Seminole.
    • SWITZER, JAMES ROBERT, 56, of Seminole, died Monday (Oct. 13, 2003) at Sun Coast Hospital. He was born in Indianapolis and moved here in 1953 from Bloomington, Ind. He was an automobile mechanic. He was a 1965 graduate of Seminole High School and a graduate of St. Petersburg Junior College. He was Methodist. Survivors include his mother, Gail Switzer, Seminole; and two brothers, Daniel, Bell Buckle, Tenn., and David, Seminole. E. James Reese Funeral Home and Crematory, Seminole.

    South Pasadena

    • TUNNEY, MICHAEL W. SR., 80, of South Pasadena, died Sunday (Oct. 12, 2003) at the Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay. Born in Bronx, N.Y., he moved to this area in 1996 from Cambridge, N.Y. He was a member of the Elks and the Town Shores Bocci Club. He was a former executive with the Associated Press and later worked for McGraw Hill Advertising. He owned Tunney's Irish Pubs and the Log Cabin Motel in New York City. He was a member of Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Gulfport. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Gloria; a son, Michael W. Jr., Wantagh, N.Y.; two daughters, Patricia McEnaney, Breezy Point, N.Y., and Jean Barry, Manchester, Conn.; a brother, Eugene, New Hyde Park, Long Island, N.Y.; two sisters, Mickey Malstead, Hicksville, Long Island, N.Y., and Sally McGowan, Virginia; eight grandchildren; and five great-greatgrandchidren. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.

    Treasure Island

    • BRUECKNER, PATRICIA "PAT," 70, of Treasure Island, died Sunday (Oct. 12, 2003) at home. She moved here in 1970 from her native Plainfield, N.J. She retired from the Pinellas County School System. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Arthur J.; two sons, Arthur J. Jr., Seminole, and Timothy, Keystone Heights,; two daughters, Diane Brueckner Gay, Seminole, and Caryn M. Kirley, Clearwater; a brother, William Ball, Jaffrey, N.H.; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Pete Beach.
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